Focus Solar GmbH
focus solar GmbH, based in Oldenburg, Germany, offers independent consultancy in solar energy. Our experience in solar resource assessment supports the planning of solar energy projects from residential solar, to large-scale photovoltaic (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP). Founded in 2008 in the context of research activities originally conducted at the University of Oldenburg, the company blends scientific and engineering expertise delivering specialist services of outstanding quality. Services include energy yield and optimization analyses, solar map GIS layers and satellite-derived solar irradiation data. Geographically, the service area covers all major solar markets in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East, and is continuously expanded.
Our core expertise lies in the field of atmospheric physics. Methods from climate science are employed for the temporal and spatial characterization of solar radiation. This includes the use of satellite-based observation of clouds and aerosols, as well as numerical models of radiation transport through the atmosphere. Successful solar engineering requires a technology-specific approach to solar resource assessment - considering different sensitivities to atmospheric constituents - and insight into what is important for each type of solar technology. Atmospheric processes are complex and elusive by nature, yet, these challenges can be answered by scientific analysis creating confidence in the command of solar technology.